Runs and Races with Beeston AC

1. Club runs 28 September to 3 October 2018 inclusive

Friday, 28 September – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles (or shorter, with a view to the half marathon on Sunday, drinks after in the Crown, usually from 9.00 pm onwards. As the sun is setting earlier now, please think about wearing something light or hi-vis so that you can be seen easily by others whilst on club runs.

Saturday, 29 September – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .

Sunday, 30 September –it’s the Robin Hood Half Marathon on this day. If you wish to join the Beeston/Chilwell peloton on bike, we will be meeting at Tony’s café, Beeston Marina at 7.45 am. Or turn up at the Embankment, meeting at the Baggage Tent for pre-race photo at 9.00 am (race starts 9.30). Drinks after the race close by at the Embankment pub, Arkwright Street.

If anyone not doing RHM fancies meeting up for a run, it is suggested that you organise this via the Club’s Facebook page.

Tuesday, 2 October – speed session: Sophie Eadsforth will be in charge. Details to follow on Facebook.

Tuesday Rebel Runners, Chilwell, The Village Hotel:  This is usually a 5K run (sometimes with other options); details of the run are posted weekly on the Rebel Runners Facebook page. Meet 6.30 pm in the foyer for 6.40 pm depart. A new beginners course is starting 9 October.

Wednesday, 3 October – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7-10 miles. Penny Page will also be there to lead the beginners and improvers on a run. Please remember to wear something light/hi-vis.

2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar

Sunday, 7 October, Goose Fair Gallop

Sunday, 14 October, Leicester Marathon

Sunday, 21 October, Undulator

Sunday, 28 October, Worksop Half Marathon

Sunday, 4 November, Dovedale Dash


For those interested in doing the Heanor Matthew Walker Christmas Pudding 10K on 18 November, please note only 50 places are remaining as of 26 September. See


3. Club T-shirts and Long sleeve tops: message from Simon Elliott


Final call for anyone else wanting a club short or long sleeve t-shirt – I will be placing the order next Monday October 1st. Hopefully delivery will be 2-3 weeks, pay on delivery! Anyone else wanting one, please let me know NOW! Thanks, Simon


Winter and the cross country season is approaching and there may be some new members who’d like a Beeston AC short or long sleeve t-shirt to race or train in.

These are made to order only, the club does not keep any stock.

I am looking to place an order towards the end of September so If you’d like one please e-mail me or message me via the club Facebook post.

Costs are £17.50 short sleeve, £20 long sleeve.

Sizing is important – please see the club website for details


4. Brooks try on evening at Up and Running, Huntingdon Street


Jess Harrison has kindly arranged a try on night at Up and Running for Beeston AC members, for 6.00 pm onwards on Thursday, 25 October. The Brooks rep will be there with a selection of running shoes and running bras for people to try on. There would be an option of going for a short run (probably around 5K) to test out the goods at about 6.30/6.45 pm. There would be no pressure to buy anything, but Club members can get 10% off all full price stock. There is the option to go for a drink after as well. If you are interested, please can you complete the poll on the Club’s Facebook page.


5. Voting for Athlete of the Year and notification of the AGM


An email listing the nominees, together with details on how to vote, will be circulated separately to first claim registered members. The award will be presented at the forthcoming AGM, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 in the Victoria Hotel and notification of the AGM will also be sent out in the next few days.


6. Indoor Athletics for Road Runners: message from David Lisgo, Notts Athletics Network

Everyone that took part in the Track Races for Road Runners at Bingham track in August should consider entering this event and try out an indoor  race over either 800m or 3,000m. Athletes will be graded on ability. In previous year runners of all standards have competed. Entry forms for Indoor competitions attached. These are for competitions to be held at the E.I.S Indoor track at Sheffield on Sunday 25th November 2018.

The Open Graded competition will be held in the afternoon. Athletes compete in races / pools against athletes of similar ability and not by age group or gender. Events are open to ALL age groups. This is NOT an elite only event – all abilities are catered for. Electronic timing will be in operation.

Please bring this to the attention of as many athletes, coaches, parents and team managers as possible. This is an opportunity for athletes to compete in the major indoor venue in the country on an iconic prestigious track.

7. Welcome: to Siân Adiseshiah (second claim); happy running with Beeston AC!

8. Updated fell league: Results of current standings are attached.

9. Message from Rob Evans

Magic Mountain on Vernon Avenue (near Sainsburys) are selling Altra Escalante trainers (£140 RRP) for £52.50 with club discount. These were editor’s choice in Runners World last week and a real bargain! They have zero drop from heel to toe so if you are into barefoot shoes, these may be for you. I have recently picked up some Ron Hill clothing bargains there myself, so well worth a visit!

10. Well done

To another ultra-runner this week, Sarah Lightman, who completed 75 miles in the Equinox race – fantastic effort Sarah!


11. Autumn Trip

A reminder that the Autumn Trip will be to Amsterdam. The races will take place on Sunday, 21 October and options include: full marathon (€75), half marathon (€29.50) and 8K (€16). Further details available at The airline will be . Rab’s suggestion for an hotel is The Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre (click on link for details of offers).

12. General

Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:

If you have any information about races you are planning to run or any news which may be of interest to members, please pass this on to Chris for the newsletter.

Check our Facebook page for updates on routes, races, lift shares and further information.  See website at for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at PBs should be notified to , together with time, distance, date and race.

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